6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: St. Petersburg
train:  9 h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker site.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Turku is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from St. Petersburg in July, plan for little chillier nights in Turku, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurinkolahti Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Aurlahti Beach
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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